Monday, January 23, 2012

Prosciutto-wrapped Asparagus with Lemon Mayo

Prosciutto-wrapped Asparagus with Lemon Mayo

These sophisticated bites make an irresistible  nibble with aperitifs or as a more formal appetizer.  You can prepare everything ahead, then simply pop them in the oven when your guests arrive.

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • Grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tbsp. snipped fresh chives
  • 8 asparagus tips
  • 8 wafer-thin slices prosciutto, cut into strips
  • Olive oil, for drizzling
  • Ground black pepper
Preheat the oven to 375.  Combine the mayonnaise, lemon zest, juice, and chives in a serving dish.  Cover and place in the refrigerator.

Wrap each asparagus tip in a strip of prosciutto, arrange on a baking sheet, and drizzle with the oil.  Sprinkle with a little black pepper and roast for 6 to 7 minutes, until tender.

Transfer the prosciutto-wrapped asparagus to a platter and serve with the lemon mayo.

Serves 4

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1 comment:

Barbara F. said...

I have made asparagus like this and also with puff pastry, but I think the lemon mayo puts it right over the top. So many uses for that mayo. xo